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April 2015 Archives

How Neuroscience May Impact Your Case

brainscan.jpgNeuroscience - the study of the nervous system - has recently emerged as a source of evidence in the U.S. court system. Neuroscientific evidence is most often used in criminal defense, where attorneys use evidence as a factor for why their clients behaved a certain way.

Ohio man faces underage drinking, DUI charges

Making the mistake of drinking and driving can cause an individual to face serious legal repercussions. If that person is also under the legal drinking age, his or her situation could become more complicated. Underage drinking can come with consequences of its own if a party is charged and convicted of such a crime. Therefore, it is important that accused individuals understand their legal options.

Breath test refusal: Both drivers in Ohio crash decline test

When an individual is suspected of driving under the influence, officers may request a breath test. However, the results of such tests could be used as evidence against an individual in court. Therefore, some parties wish to decline such a test. In such situations, though, a breath test refusal could result in immediate consequences, and the refusal may be addressed as the case proceeds.

Breath test refusal: Both drivers in Ohio crash decline test

When an individual is suspected of driving under the influence, officers may request a breath test. However, the results of such tests could be used as evidence against an individual in court. Therefore, some parties wish to decline such a test. In such situations, though, a breath test refusal could result in immediate consequences, and the refusal may be addressed as the case proceeds.

Many ATV Accidents Lead To Tragic Loss, Then Lawsuits

atv2.jpgOhio has one of the highest populations of ATV riders in the country, making it one of the state's popular pastimes. While minor accidents are common in four-wheeling, many crashes involving serious injuries are caused by negligence. When serious injury or death occurs in an ATV accident, a lawsuit often follows. A recent wrongful death lawsuit in Northeast Ohio provides an example.

Why Can The Police Take Assets From Me In Ohio Forfeiture?

arrested1.jpgAsset forfeiture occurs when the police seize assets - money, vehicles, jewelry and other valuable things - because they believe they are connected to a crime. Forfeiture is controversial issue in Ohio and throughout the country. It presents a big opportunity for abuse and injustice so it is crucial to take any seizure or forfeiture actions with a great deal of care.

Man charged with OVI after multiple accidents in Ohio

Facing criminal charges is a serious matter that individuals should attend to with the utmost consideration. Various outcomes could result from such a situation depending on how it is handled. If an individual is charged with OVI, he or she may have different options to consider. It is important that the party closely assesses the circumstances before making a decision. 

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